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The Louisiana FREEMASON VOL. 41 FALL 2012 NUMBER 3 Grand Lodge 2013 Crowne Plaza-Baton Rouge

The Louisiana

FREEMASON

VOL. 41

FALL 2012

NUMBER 3

The Louisiana FREEMASON VOL. 41 FALL 2012 NUMBER 3 Grand Lodge 2013 Crowne Plaza-Baton Rouge February

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Grand Master’s Message

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The Wages of a Master Mason Page 4 by W: Bro CB Griggs

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Benton, LA 71006 W: Wiley G. Bell III, P.M.-Chairman (398) 99 Bayou Robert Road Alexandria, LA 71302

M: W: Clayton J. Borne, III, P.G.M. (P.U.1)

Masonic Home Experience by Regina Greene

 

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Library/Museum Corner by Sally Sinor

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W: Naresh Sharma, PM 19414 Creekround Ave Baton Rouge, LA 70817

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Lodge News

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Different Kind Of Masons by Carl Claudy

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GRAND MASTER’S MESSAGE Eight months into the greatest opportu - nity of my life, I

GRAND MASTER’S MESSAGE

Eight months into the greatest opportu- nity of my life, I find myself with a whole bunch of things left to do and a short amount of time to do them. I am in constant com- munications with the Grand Lodge Line and with the brothers of several Lodges. The questions, the work that they are all in- volved, make my days go so fast that I do not believe a score card could keep up. The programs that are taking place in the Lodges and out in the community are wonderful. I have seen Honesty and Integrity meetings, meetings honoring Policemen, Firemen, Armed Forces, the Boy Scouts and so on. My life has been blessed through all of the kind words of encouragement, the help-

ful guidance of the brethren and mostly from the children for whom we are allowed to help. To see a child smile because their test scores have risen through the use of the Dyslexia Program, makes me wonder why so many of our school systems don’t want to incorporate this valuable program. Speaking of dyslexia, I had the opportunity to meet a parent of a little girl en- rolled in our Dyslexia Training Program and she, the mom, was so full of comple- ments for the program. She explained that her child had come out of her shell and was an active part of the community and greatly improving in school. These stories are a regular occurance each month and really makes all of the long nights driving, from one place to another, worthwhile. Our Rainbow Girls and De Molay Boys are active and out in the community and have been calling on the Grand Lodge to attend their functions. I can tell you, to watch these young men and young ladies learn to grow and learn to speak in public, is a wonderful experience. They are attending more of our open func- tions and that is good. We need to continue to support our youth groups, not only because they are a potential source for our future leaders, but because they are children - our children - and we are directed to nurture them, guide them and help them to grow up to be productive citizens in our communities. We are still involved with the Child Safety Fairs that have been going on in the New Orleans area and this is a wonderful opportunity to educate the children in the dangers of fire, traffic, and electricity and still let them have a good time with the other events. Another Child Safety Fair was held on September 15th by “The East Bank Masonic Lodges”, at the Lake Front Pavilion. The Kenner Fire Department, Kenner Police Department, The State Police and the Jefferson Parish Police were

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Frank N duTreil Grand Master State of Louisiana

Frank N duTreil Grand Master State of Louisiana

The Wages of A Master Mason (as I see ‘em) By C. B. Griggs, PM

The Wages of A Master Mason

(as I see ‘em) By C. B. Griggs, PM

he Wages of a Fellow Craft Mason are requested in that Degree, but never specifically granted. We were told what they were, but we expected to

receive them. I have described these in the Spring issue of the Freemason. The Wages of a Master Mason are entirely different. Before we get into this explanation, we must first accept at least two premises. One, we speak of a Celestial Lodge, whose Master is God. Two, when we are raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason, we accept that we are raised by the “strong grip of the Lion’s paw; the Lion of the Tribe of Judah”. We are reminded in Revelation 5:5 that the Lion of the Tribe of Judah is Jesus Christ. We must also remember that in order to receive Wages, we must provide goods and/or services. We also remember we use certain tools to perform our labors, and as such; we are given tools in each of the degrees. The 24 inch gauge; gavel; plumb; square and level. We might also add the compasses. In the Master Mason degree, we are given one more, the trowel. And if the rule still applies, we will receive the Wages of a Master Mason, based upon how we used these tools in our Masonic Journey. Now, may we speculate on the aforementioned Celestial Lodge, whose Master is God. That being the case, there is also a Senior Warden and a Junior Warden. Three principal officers. In my understanding, none of us have ever attended this Lodge, since for us, it is at Refreshment. We also became a member of this Lodge when we became a member of our Blue Lodge. Our obligation gave us no choice. As, in our current blue lodge, the Celestial Lodge officers have certain duties. The Master rules and governs; gives good and wholesome instruction or causes the same to be done, even within the Lodge. The Senior Warden assists in ruling and governing and, this is important, Pays The Craft Their Wages, If Any Be Due. More of this later. You have by now concluded the third officers to be the Junior Warden of the Celestial Lodge. And, He is none other than the Holy Spirit; or as we know, the 3rd part of the Trinity. His duty, basically, to superintend the craft while at refreshment and calls them to Labor, on order of the Worshipful Master. This officers has been with us from the time we became a member of this earthly Lodge and even before. Interceding for us; reminding us of our obligation; urging us to act upon the square, avoiding the excesses; extending the hand of Charity, as well as the sign of caution.

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Will we ever get the Wages of a Master Mason? I certainly hope so. My un- derstanding, we will be called to that Celestial Lodge at Labor by the Worshipful Master, God, via the Junior Warden or the Holy Spirit. Determination will be made if the Wages or a Master Mason are due to us. We have been instructed in so many places, I will list a few. Probably the first one was in the presentation of the Lambskin apron and the words accompanying it. Secondly, in the Northeast corner; Thirdly, in the lecture on the Letter G in the Fellow Craft degree, we were told that we were building a temple more glorious than that of Solomon; and that this Temple was one in which our soul would find rest forever and forever. And, my favorite, in the answer to the Lamentation of the Universe; we are told “God has provided that those who repent and sin no more shall have access to that house not made with hands, eternal in the Heavens”. How about those wages? I am not sure about the exact process; but as I see it, it will be something along these lines. “Brother Senior Warden, since calling the Lodge from refreshment to labor, are you satisfied all present are eligible to receive the Wages of a Master Mason?” The Senior Warden replies, “Most Worshipful Master, all pres- ent came to the Fraternity as a Rough Ashlar; and by using the Gavel, Trowel and other tools of a Master Mason; and by the shed blood of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah; they came to be the Perfect Ashlar; and are indeed eligible to receive the Wages of a Master Mason.” They were promised such as they were presented the Lambskin apron when they began their Masonic journey; and was represented by these words, “Well done thou good and faithful Servant,

enter thou into the Joy of the Lord.” They are now again, at this time, given those words. If you have not figured it out, Eternal Life with the Supreme Architect constitutes the Wages of a Master Mason. This might not be parallel with some of the teachings of Freemasonry in higher degrees, but this does not go beyond the Blue Lodge teachings. Neither does it contradict the prom-

ise, “whosoever believeth in Him After reading this, you may agree or vehe- mently disagree with me. This is your choice. No offense will be taken or given. I attempted to state in the beginning, this is how I see it!

Fraternally, C. B. Griggs, PM Cadeville Lodge #229

given. I attempted to state in the beginning, this is how I see it! Fraternally, C.
given. I attempted to state in the beginning, this is how I see it! Fraternally, C.
given. I attempted to state in the beginning, this is how I see it! Fraternally, C.
Masonic Home Experience By Regina Jasper Greene ello! My name is Regina Jasper Greene. I

Masonic Home Experience

By Regina Jasper Greene

ello! My name is Regina Jasper Greene. I went to live at the Masonic Home for Children at the ripe age of 6 in April of 1976. My mother

was killed in a car accident and my father was an alcoholic. I have five brothers and one younger sister. We all lived at the home with the exception of my oldest brother. Growing up at the home was not always easy. We had all of the material things that we needed but the love was certainly lacking. It took me having my own children before I realized how much so. I never remember getting hugs or kisses from any of the staff. The same is not true about the Masons I en- countered. I have very fond memories of Christmas parties, K.O.A, state fair trips, and homecomings. The list goes on and on. We loved being able to stay the weekend with you guys on some of those occa-

sions. Riding with the Shriners at the homecomings and picnicking on the grounds or better yet, going out to eat! Those are the memories I cherish the most! I think my teenage years were the most difficult. The one thing a teenager does not want to be is dif- ferent. Living in a children’s home is certainly not the norm. I was picked on so many times by my classmates. I had no one to turn to. My grades suffered. I was, however, determined to make it through high school so that I could go on to col- lege. I can’t say why that determination was there for me and not others. Many of the kids left when they turned seventeen. They found themselves in much worse situations but the decision had been made. I knew that my life could be better if

I tried hard enough. I always pushed myself to excel in school. I also knew that

leaving the home was not an option for me. I had no where to go. That really worked in my favor in the end. Upon graduation from high school, I found myself in a very horrific situation. The home was no longer my home! I was supposed to move off and start my life. How? I had been going home with sponsors for years during breaks from the home. I didn’t have a clue where to start. College dorms were not available during semester breaks and over the summer. This was the most trying time of my life. I thought just making it through high school would be the toughest thing

I had to endure. I was so wrong! For a couple of semester breaks I found friends that I could stay with. That took its toll on me as well as my friendships. I called the superintendent at the home and begged for a place to stay. He made arrangements for me to stay at the

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infirmary.

I attended Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana for a year and a half. It

was a big adjustment from my life in the home. I longed for a family of my own.

I wrote a letter to the Masons asking them to allow me a semester to get my head on straight. Luckily for me, they granted my request. This was an eye-opening

experience! It did not take me long to realize that I wanted to go back to school.

I attended Northwestern State University that fall. I was on a mission and

never looked back. I graduated in 1992 in Elementary Education. I married my wonderful husband during my student teaching in March of that year. We have

been married for twenty years. We have a seventeen year old son and a fifteen year old daughter.

I want to thank each and every Mason for what you have done for me. I can

honestly say that I am the person I am today because of you! I have a beautiful

family and a job that I truly enjoy. I feel that I can give a little back to the com- munity by working in the classroom with children. I know that I am able to relate to what many of them go through because of what I experienced in my life. When others may think that a child will never overcome his environment, I know better.

I am proof that anyone can do anything they set their mind to!

I will forever be grateful to all of you! Just know that you have made a differ-

ence in my life as well as many others! I have found many of the former residents on Facebook. One of the girls even created a Masonic Home page for all of us to reconnect. We have shared many memories with one another. Some not so good and others make us smile! No place is perfect. The home certainly was not per- fect. It was however a place to feel safe and build bonds that will last a lifetime.

The home certainly was not per - fect. It was however a place to feel safe
The Masonic Library/Museum Corner The Law Library of the Louisiana Supreme Court has asked the

The Masonic Library/Museum Corner

The Law Library of the Louisiana Supreme Court has asked the Library/Muse- um for a list of portraits of former justices and important historical legal figures of Louisiana held by Louisiana Masonic lodges. This is a great way to showcase the Masonic Legacy of our state. If your Lodge has such a portrait, please contact me. There has been an inquiry for information on a Masonic family by the name of Black that lived in the Baton Rouge area in the 1840’s. Any information you could provide would be appreciated. The North Louisiana Historical Association is seeking biographies of historical figures of regional importance. Every lodge is asked to nominate one figure for inclusion. These articles will be compiled into an online resource modeled after the Handbook of Texas. Please contact me at sally@la-mason.com or (318) 443- 5610 to nominate a figure or to assist in the project.

Sincerely,

Salley Sinor

Archivist

to assist in the project. Sincerely, Salley Sinor Archivist The Grand Lodge Masonic Cemetery located at
to assist in the project. Sincerely, Salley Sinor Archivist The Grand Lodge Masonic Cemetery located at

The Grand Lodge Masonic Cemetery located at 400 City Park Avenue, New Orleans, LA, announces the completion of three, newly constructed co- lumbarium sites on the premises of Cemetery 2 of the Grand Lodge Masonic Cemetery. Each columbarium has 24 cremation niches on each side for a total of 48 niches for each columbarium. Choice of cremation niches are available for purchase on a first come, first serve basis. As it is a Masonic cemetery, the purchaser must be either a Mason or the wife, child, parent, grandchild, grand-parent, brother or sister of a Mason. The price for each niche is $1,500.00. The purchase package price includes a bronze niche plate indicating the name of the person to be interred in said niche and the birth year date. The Cemetery Sexton, Alfortish Enterprises, Inc., will process the sale of all columbarium niches. Their office telephone number is: 504-393-2026. Please see the photo above for a view of the three newly constructed co- lumbariums.

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there with information booths. It was truly a wonderful experience that was well attended. It also provided another opportunity for the Fraternity to be viewed in a positive light and bring us together outside of the four walls and tyled door. As we come into our holiday time, please let us all remember to keep in our thoughts and prayers the families and members of our Armed Services, many are away from home. They are the reason that we are safe in our homes. They are the reason that we can meet as Brothers. They are the reason that we can celebrate the holidays, within our respective beliefs, without fear of reprisal. Please, always remember that “Peace and Harmony must prevail” in our Lodges and in our daily lives. May God Bless you, May God Bless this fraternity, and May God Bless This United States of America.

Sincerely and fraternally, Frank N. du Treil Grand Master, 2012-2013

and fraternally, Frank N. du Treil Grand Master, 2012-2013 The charities of The Grand Lodge of
and fraternally, Frank N. du Treil Grand Master, 2012-2013 The charities of The Grand Lodge of
and fraternally, Frank N. du Treil Grand Master, 2012-2013 The charities of The Grand Lodge of

The charities of The Grand Lodge of the State of Louisiana, F & AM receive 100% of the extra cost associated with this special license plate. You do not loose any equity in your current plate and this will be good public exposure for Freema- sonry. The Library & Museum Foundation will be one of the recipients of these new funds. All of the ordering information is available from the computer or you may go to your local Office of Motor Vehicles to purchase. To order online:

www.omv.dps.state.la.us

Under “Vehicle Services” Click on: “Special Plates” Click: Continue

Enter the License Plate number you are replacing

Under “Select One”, scroll down to Organization/Service and continue down and click on Grand Lodge Click on: “Ordering Details” Click on: “Order Form” Fill out form, print and mail with proper documentation (Copies of: Registration Cert., Proof of Insurance, Dues Card & Check)

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SPRING CREEK #184 Honesty & Integrity Program Spring Creek, located in Springfield, honered 6 Jewel
SPRING CREEK #184 Honesty & Integrity Program Spring Creek, located in Springfield, honered 6 Jewel
SPRING CREEK #184 Honesty & Integrity Program Spring Creek, located in Springfield, honered 6 Jewel

SPRING CREEK #184 Honesty & Integrity Program

Spring Creek, located in Springfield, honered 6 Jewel Sumner High School Juniors with the Honesty and Integrity Award. Parents, Grandparents, members, visitors and friends enjoyed a well cooked meal and a night of fellowship. Spring Creek was also honored by M: W: Frank N duTreil, Jr.-Grand Master, M: W:

Bro Bev Guillot-PGM and members of his Official Family join us for our annual celebration

of his Official Family join us for our annual celebration L:R - (Front Row) Mariha Beadle,

L:R - (Front Row) Mariha Beadle, Maranda Beadle, Megan Wilcox, Taylor Sharkey and M: W: Bro B J Guillot-PGM. L:R - (Back Row) W: Bro Jimmie Dean Dunkin-DGL 13th District, M: W: Frank duTreil-GM, Jacob Daniels and W: Mark E Billings-WM.

Frank duTreil-GM, Jacob Daniels and W: Mark E Billings-WM. PERFECT UNION #1 Achievement Award R: W:

PERFECT UNION #1 Achievement Award

R: W: James H. Diggs, Jr.-DDGM 17th Masonic District presented the Grand Lodge Achievement Award for 2011 to W: Bro Warren A Hintz.

L:R - R: W: James Diggs-DDGM and W: Bro Warren Hintz-2011 Master of Perfect Union.

for 2011 to W: Bro Warren A Hintz. L:R - R: W: James Diggs-DDGM and W:
DEQUINCY #279 Honesty & Integrity Night L:R - (Front Row) David Trey Smith (Starks High);Alicia

DEQUINCY #279 Honesty & Integrity Night

DEQUINCY #279 Honesty & Integrity Night L:R - (Front Row) David Trey Smith (Starks High);Alicia Broussard

L:R - (Front Row) David Trey Smith (Starks High);Alicia Broussard (Starks); Kaleb Hollie (DeQuincy High); Olin Browning (DeQuincy); Kaitlyn Chehotsky (DeQuincy) and Karley Irwin (DeQuincy) L:R - (Back Row) W: Bro Claude LeCompte-PM Treasurer; Alexander Neil Kerbow (Singer High); Dalton Rainwater (DeQuincy High); Emily Vige (DeQuincy) and W: Robert D Landry-WM.

High); Emily Vige (DeQuincy) and W: Robert D Landry-WM. ALEXANDRIA #398 Membership Milestone The Lodge held

ALEXANDRIA #398 Membership Milestone

The Lodge held its Past Masters Night and honored its new 25 & 50 year members. M:W: Frank N. DuTreil-GM assisted Bro. John B. Parker, Jr.-acting Worshipful Master recognized the Past Masters in attedance. The Grand Mas- ter also presented a 25 Year Member- ship Certificate. Bro David Cravey completed 25 Years in 2007, but never received his original certificate. M: W: duTreil-GM made the trip to Alexandria to person- ally hand Brother Cravey his replace- ment. M:W: duTreil-Grand Master pro- vided a wonderful talk on Masonry. The Grand Master spoke on how our ladies play such a valuable role and continue to support the Fraternity.

such a valuable role and continue to support the Fraternity. L:R - Brother Jonny Parker-SW, Brother

L:R - Brother Jonny Parker-SW, Brother David Cravey and M: W: Frank duTreil-GM.

and continue to support the Fraternity. L:R - Brother Jonny Parker-SW, Brother David Cravey and M:
LINN WOOD IONIC #167 Honesty & Integrity Night The Lodge, located in Jefferson, honored two

LINN WOOD IONIC #167 Honesty & Integrity Night

The Lodge, located in Jefferson, honored two high school students during the Honesty & Integrity Award Program. W: Bro Clifton F. Frilot presented the at- tendees with a brief history of Masonry and explained the importance of honor- ing students that display the characteristics of honesty and integrity in their daily lives. W. Jeffrey P. Borgstede- PM WM made the presentation of the Honesty & Integrity Certificates and Keys. The recipients were Courtney Brant of John Curtis Christian School and Jarred Tramell of Mandeville High School.

School and Jarred Tramell of Mandeville High School. L:R - Courtney Brandt, W: Bro Clifton Frilot,

L:R - Courtney Brandt, W: Bro Clifton Frilot, Jarred Tramell and W: Jeffery Borgstede-PM WM.

Frilot, Jarred Tramell and W: Jeffery Borgstede-PM WM. KEYSTONE #213 Honesty & Integrity Program The Lodge,

KEYSTONE #213 Honesty & Integrity Program

The Lodge, located in Sicily Island, held its annual Honesty and Integrity Award Ceremonies to honor Justin Bordelon, Blake Colclasure, Cydnie Cooper, Maura Cooper, Marty Crooks and Lake Edwards. W: Arte Goode-WM welcomed the honorees, their parents, family and friends. W: Bro Joe Bonderant opened the ceremonies with prayer after which all enjoyed a most excellent pot luck buffet. W: Arte Goode presented each recipient with a framed certificate and “Honesty and Integrity” key. Assisting in the presentation was W: Bro Allan Bean, PM Secretary. The guest speaker, Brother Al Pilson, gave the keynote address. He emphasized the importance of being a person of honesty and integrity, congratu-

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lated the winners for their high ethical values, and challenged each of them to con- tinue to live their lives such that they will make a lasting and significant impact for the good of society during their lifetime. The Students all attend Block High in Jonesville, except Lake Edwards who attends Monterrey High in Monterrey.

except Lake Edwards who attends Monterrey High in Monterrey. L:R - W: James A “Arte” Goode,

L:R - W: James A “Arte” Goode, Jr.-WM, Mura Cooper, Blake Colclasure, Lake Edwards, Cydnie Cooper and W: Bro Allan K Bean-PM Secretary (not shown Justin Bordelon and Marty Crooks)

Secretary (not shown Justin Bordelon and Marty Crooks) This small rural Lodge, located in Liddieville, held

This small rural Lodge, located in Liddieville, held a 50 year celebration for W: Bro Charles Wood. A great catfish dinner served; along with a

huge cake. Bro Wood had 26 of his family members, including his wife Peggy, their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren in attendance. Two of his sons are Master Masons. Brother Charles Wood received his 50 year certificate at the same altar where he presented his father’s 50 year certificate when Brother Wood was Master of New Hope Lodge in 1984. Brother Wood was the first Ma- son raised in the current building in 1961. Brother Wood was presented a 50 year certificate from the Grand Lodge and a 50 year Apron by John Wiggins. Pictured are the 7 masons, along with Brother Wood, attending the event. Speaker for the occasion was John Vines. W: Jeremy Mullican-WM wishes to thank all the Wood Family who attended and made this event a success!

NEW HOPE #328 50-Year Certificate

wishes to thank all the Wood Family who attended and made this event a success! NEW
St. JAMES #47 Honesty & Integrity Night Our recipients were Ashleigh Jones and Joshua Posner,
St. JAMES #47 Honesty & Integrity Night Our recipients were Ashleigh Jones and Joshua Posner,
St. JAMES #47 Honesty & Integrity Night Our recipients were Ashleigh Jones and Joshua Posner,

St. JAMES #47

Honesty & Integrity Night

Our recipients were Ashleigh Jones and Joshua Posner, both seniors at Episcopal High. It goes without saying that they are outstanding students but more impor- tantly they are heavily involved with community projects through their support of many charities. Entertainment for the evening was provided by the Baton Rouge Chapter of Sweet Adelines. Nicholas Auck-SW Milford Lodge #117, was the guest speaker for this event. Brother Nick delivered a meaning talk on the value of incorporating honesty and integrity in our daily life.

of incorporating honesty and integrity in our daily life. L:R - Brother Joseph L Cooper-H&I Award

L:R - Brother Joseph L Cooper-H&I Award Committee member, Joshua Posner, W: Turhan Ak- Worshipful Master and Ashleigh Jones.

Posner, W: Turhan Ak- Worshipful Master and Ashleigh Jones. W. D. FISHER #480 Gold Certificate Presentation

W. D. FISHER #480

Gold Certificate Presentation

W: Bro George I “Bud” Holman, II-District Grand Lecturer 9th Masonic District presented the Gold Certificate of Proficiency to W: Bro Ezra L Reed, PM of W D FIsher Lodge located in Deville. The Certificate is presented to Master Masons that have been ex- amined twelve times, with each exam given every two years. W: Bro Reed is not only a great asset to W D Fisher Lodge but also a tremen- doous asset to the surrounding Lodges.

Lodge but also a tremen - doous asset to the surrounding Lodges. L:R - W: Bro

L:R - W: Bro Ezra Reed and W: Bro Bud Holman-DGL

Lodge but also a tremen - doous asset to the surrounding Lodges. L:R - W: Bro
ETOILE POLAIRE #1 Membership Recognition Members of the Lodge with R: W: Cullen S Peel-DDGM

ETOILE POLAIRE #1 Membership Recognition

ETOILE POLAIRE #1 Membership Recognition Members of the Lodge with R: W: Cullen S Peel-DDGM 16th

Members of the Lodge with R: W: Cullen S Peel-DDGM 16th District (R) and W: Troy J Gainey-WM (L) hold W: Bro Joseph H Andrus’ 50 Year Certificate.

Our dear brother, Joe Andrus had been hospitalized for recurring cancer treat- ments and hasn’t been able to attend Lodge on a regular basis. In an effort to lift Brother Joe’s spirits and to honor this dedicated Mason, the brethren assembled around the altar with R: W: Cullen Peel-DDGM and W: Troy Gainey-WM for a picture to be presented to W: Bro Andrus along with his 50 Year Membership Cer- tificate, lapel pin and credentials. The Lodge will make the presentation to thank Brother Joe for his many years of service to the Lodge.

Brother Joe for his many years of service to the Lodge. TALLULAH #308 Honesty & Integrity

TALLULAH #308 Honesty & Integrity Awards

to the Lodge. TALLULAH #308 Honesty & Integrity Awards W: Bro Travis M Holley (L)-Chairman Grand

W: Bro Travis M Holley (L)-Chairman Grand Lodge Honesty & Integrity and Fidelity Award Committee presented Jonathon Rundell, Jimmy Sills, T J Ramshur, Kathleen Oliver and Cameron Machen with the Lodge’s Honesty & Integrity Awards. Shown Far Right is W: Charles Duane Brown-Worshipful Master

CENTRAL #442 Honesty & Integrity Program L:R - Erika Wittenburg; Blake Esch; Kyle May and

CENTRAL #442 Honesty & Integrity Program

CENTRAL #442 Honesty & Integrity Program L:R - Erika Wittenburg; Blake Esch; Kyle May and Morgan

L:R - Erika Wittenburg; Blake Esch; Kyle May and Morgan Miley

The Lodge recognized four young people with our Honesty and Integrity award. After all who were in attendance enjoyed jambalaya prepared by Bro Lu- ther Perkins-JW, everyone assembled in the Lodge. M: W: Bro Harold G Bal- lard-PGM provided a brief talk on Masonry and then introduced the four Award recipients. The Honesty & Integrity awards were presented to Erika Wittenburg, Blake Esch, Kyle May and Morgan Miley. The students were accompanied by their parents, grandparents and serveral guests.

by their parents, grandparents and serveral guests. FRANKLIN #57 Leadership Award At the Lodge’s annual Award

FRANKLIN #57 Leadership Award

and serveral guests. FRANKLIN #57 Leadership Award At the Lodge’s annual Award Night, W: Bro Blaise

At the Lodge’s annual Award Night, W: Bro Blaise W Smith-PM Secretary received the Outstanding Leadership Award. Shown in the photograph above is (L:R) Ronald C Williams-SW, Donnie F Frizzell-JW, W: Bro Blaise Smith and W:

Eugene F Aman-Worshipful Master

UNITY #267 Honesty & Integrity Program Unity Lodge, located in Houma, held its Honesty and

UNITY #267 Honesty & Integrity Program

Unity Lodge, located in Houma, held its Honesty and Integrity Award program. One of the recipients was Krysten Ann Marie Rivette. Ms. Rivette’s grandfather is W: Bro Freddie J Touchet and her father is W: Bro Daniel J Rivette. M: W: Frank N duTreil-Grand Master made the presentations along with W:

Bro James J Premeaux-District Grand Lecturer 12th Masonic District.

J Premeaux-District Grand Lecturer 12th Masonic District. L:R PawPaw Freddie Touchet, Krysten Rivette and Dad Daniel

L:R PawPaw Freddie Touchet, Krysten Rivette and Dad Daniel Rivette.

Freddie Touchet, Krysten Rivette and Dad Daniel Rivette. FLORIEN #263 Gold Honor Award L:R - M:

FLORIEN #263 Gold Honor Award

and Dad Daniel Rivette. FLORIEN #263 Gold Honor Award L:R - M: W: Bro Jeff Webb-PGM,

L:R - M: W: Bro Jeff Webb-PGM, W: Bro Brad Williams and W: Sidney Sullivan-WM.

W: Bro Brad Eric Williams received the York Rite College Gold Honor Award from Louisiana York Rite Col- lege No. 99. The organizers of the event went to great lengths to surprise W: Bro Williams. The large gathering included wives, relatives and guests; including W: Bro Bobby E Williams. M: W: Bro J F “Jeff” Webb-PGM and Deputy Governor of the College provided a brief talk and then made the presentation, much to the surprise of W: Bro Brad Williams. The Gold Honor Award is made to those Masons having worked and served the Fraternity in an exemplary manner,

LAFOURCHE #427 Honesty & Integrity Program Seated L:R - Alex Naquin; Caroline Guidry; Kaylee Cole

LAFOURCHE #427 Honesty & Integrity Program

LAFOURCHE #427 Honesty & Integrity Program Seated L:R - Alex Naquin; Caroline Guidry; Kaylee Cole and

Seated L:R - Alex Naquin; Caroline Guidry; Kaylee Cole and John Legendre. Standing L:R - Brother Craig Webre and W: Thomas Leger-WM

R: W: Wade A Cheramie-DDGM 12th Masonic District was on hand to assist in making presentations to the four Honesty and Integrity Award recipients. Lafourche Lodge, located in Cut Off, recognizes students from South Lafourche and Central Lafourche High Schools. W: Thomas A Leger-PM WM welcomed everyone to the program and introduced guest speaker, Bro Craig Webre-Sheriff Lafourche Parish This year’s outstanding students from South Lafourche High were Alex Naquin and Caroline Guidry. Central Lafourche High’s students were Kaylee Cole and John Legendre.

High’s students were Kaylee Cole and John Legendre. FLORIEN #263 Membership Milestone In April, the Lodge

FLORIEN #263 Membership Milestone

In April, the Lodge presented W:

Bro Gary P Thompson with his 25-Year Membership Certificate. M: W: Bro J F “Jeff” Webb-PGM with the assistance of W: Sidney J Sullivan, Jr.-PM WM made the presentation.

L:R - W: Bro Gary Thompson and M: W: Bro Jeff Webb-PGM

of W: Sidney J Sullivan, Jr.-PM WM made the presentation. L:R - W: Bro Gary Thompson
MITCHELL #252 Honesty & Integrity Awards Located in Converse, the Lodge presented the Honesty and

MITCHELL #252 Honesty & Integrity Awards

Located in Converse, the Lodge presented the Honesty and Integrity Award to four juniors that attend Converse High. W: Troy E Parker-WM welcomed the members, visitors and guests. The Worshipful Master introduced guest speaker, M:

W: Bro Woody D Bilyeu-PGM. After his presentation, M: W: Bro Bilyeu presented Honesty and Integrity Award Certificates to Brandon Parrie, Brendan Hardee, Macy Norman and Emily Myers.

Brandon Parrie, Brendan Hardee, Macy Norman and Emily Myers. L:R - M: W: Bro Woody Bilyeu-PGM;

L:R - M: W: Bro Woody Bilyeu-PGM; Brandon Parrie, Brendan Hardee; Macy Norman; Emily Myers and W: Tory Parker-Worshipful Master.

Norman; Emily Myers and W: Tory Parker-Worshipful Master. KENTWOOD #248 Honesty & Integrity Night M: W:

KENTWOOD #248 Honesty & Integrity Night

Master. KENTWOOD #248 Honesty & Integrity Night M: W: Bro B J “Bev” Guillot-PGM and W:

M: W: Bro B J “Bev” Guillot-PGM and W: Emmitt Windell Miller-WM presented five Honesty & Integrity Awards as shown in the above pictures. L:R - W: Windell Miller-WM; Kathryn Fussell; Jenna Pertuit; Hanna Simeon; Joshua McMicheal; Anthony Carter and M: W: Bro Bev Guillot-PGM.

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TRINITY UNION #372 Honesty & Integrity Night The Lodge, located in Baton Rouge, celebrated Honesty

TRINITY UNION #372 Honesty & Integrity Night

The Lodge, located in Baton Rouge, celebrated Honesty and Integrity Night with six high school juniors receivingthe awards. The recipients were Cole Sul- livan-Albany High School; Amanda Richey-University High School; Madeline Poirrier-The Dunham School; Gabrielle May-Dutchtown High School; Heather Duke-University High School and Christine Brignac-Baton Rouge Magnet High School. The guest speaker was R: W: William J Mollere-Grand Junior Warden. Sixty members and guests were in attendance.

Junior Warden. Sixty members and guests were in attendance. Seated L:R - Cole Sullivan; Amanda Richey;

Seated L:R - Cole Sullivan; Amanda Richey; Madeline Poirrier; Gabrielle May and Heather Duke; Christine Brignac Standing L:R - R: W:

Bill Mollere-GJW and W: Clifton E Stringfield- PM WM.

R: W: Bill Mollere-GJW and W: Clifton E Stringfield- PM WM. Seated L:R - Cole Sullivan;

Seated L:R - Cole Sullivan; Amanda Richey; Madeline Poirrier; Gabrielle May and Heather Duke; Christine Brignac Standing L:R - Dee & Chad Sullivan; Judge Kathleen Richey; Wendi Poirrier; Vicki & Marc May; Barbara & Steve Duke and Aubrey & Shelley Brignac.

Editor’s Note: Although two of the students honored are granddaughters of W: Bro Robert J Hutchinson-PM Secretary., Bob failed to include that bit of information when he submitted the article. I have gratuitously included a photo of Paw with his girls.

that bit of information when he submitted the article. I have gratuitously included a photo of
JOPPA #362 Honesty & Integrity Night W: Bro E L “Blue” Archer has been the
JOPPA #362 Honesty & Integrity Night W: Bro E L “Blue” Archer has been the
JOPPA #362 Honesty & Integrity Night W: Bro E L “Blue” Archer has been the

JOPPA #362 Honesty & Integrity Night

W: Bro E L “Blue” Archer has been the Chair of the Honesty & Integrity Award Committee for several years. Brother Blue and Nina Archer have been responsible for coordinating with the recipients’ families, the date of the event and notifying the respective school administrators, church members and family friends. The Award night has always had wonderful attendance by those outside of the Fraternity. This year began as in the past, however Brother Archer suffered a debilitating stroke in March. The students had been selected and a Special Communication had been set for the event, but the coordinating details needed attention. Nina Archer contacted Carol Peters, wife of W: Bro Charlie Peters, for her assistance. Carol, solicited the aid of her daughter in law, Mrs. Don Crook, and they did an excellent job working with the families and members of the Lodge to make sure the evening was a success. Our two students this year are juniors from Byrd High with outstanding creden- tials. Amanda May, daughter of Guy and Allison May, is ranked 19th in a class of 624; with a 3.9 GPA. She scored a 30 on her ACT. She has already earned 24 col- lege credits. In addition to her many extra curricular school activities, Amanda is actively involved at Broadmoor Baptist Church where she serves as a student leader. Layne Davison, is the son of Paul and Joanna Davison, has a 4.375 GPA while working part-time. He is a member of several clubs and societies at Byrd, includ- ing Key Club; National Honor Society; Varsity soccer; High Life (school paper); Flag Runner and Lyle’s Leaders. He is also a member of Broadmoor Baptist and spends many hours volunteering in the community as well as traveling on mission trips. He is a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award for each of the past three years. W: Bro Tom Brown was our guest speaker. Brother Tom provides an outstand- ing presentation; weaving appropriate scripture into his talk on the qualities of a honorable and virtuous life and the importance of honesty and integrity in all of our dealings. Thanks, as always, go to W: Bro Mike Martin for providing his culinary exper- tise and making for an excellent dinner hour. The 77 members, visitors and guests enjoyed Brother Mike’s meal and the fellowship. Two of our Fellow Craft Masons brought their families and friends to learn more about the Honesty and Integrity Program and see its positive impact within the community. The Lodge invites its previous winners and we were honored to have two of them in attendance, along with their respective family members. W: Chad C Driskell-PM WM introduced R: W: H Edward Durham-Deputy Grand Master and R: W: Kenneth R Fuller-DDGM 1st Masonic District, to our guests. The Worshipful Master thanked Karen Durham for decorating the dining

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hall which added to the dining experience. W: Driskell-WM thanked Carol Peters for taking the burdens from Nina Archer and asked everyone to remember the Ar- cher family in their daily devotions. The Worshipful Master recognized Christine LaBorde, widow of W: Bro Oscar LaBorde. He thanked her for honoring the Lodge with her presence and how good it was to have her accompanied by son, W: Bro Robert LaBorde and his wife Robin. After W: Bro Brown’s address, the Worshipful Master asked R: W: Ed Durham- DGM to assist him in making the presentations of the Certificates and monetary awards to the students. On a sad ending note, W: Bro Blue Archer passed away on June 2nd.

sad ending note, W: Bro Blue Archer passed away on June 2nd. L:R - R: W:

L:R - R: W: Ed Durham-DGM, Layne Davison, Amanda May and W: Chad Driskell-WM

Layne Davison, Amanda May and W: Chad Driskell-WM UNION FRATERNAL #53 Membership Milestone The Lodge, located

UNION FRATERNAL #53 Membership Milestone

The Lodge, located in Farmerville, recognized its newest 50 and 25 Year Membership recipients. Brother Eldon Rogers received his 50-Year Member- ship Certificate, lapel pin and creden- tials from W: John W Loynes-WM. Brother Max Von Hearn is also a new 50 Year member but was unable to attend lodge. Brother Scott Aulds is the Lodge’s newest 25-Year member and will receive his Certificate at a later date.

newest 25-Year member and will receive his Certificate at a later date. L:R - W: John
newest 25-Year member and will receive his Certificate at a later date. L:R - W: John

L:R - W: John Loynes-WM and Eldon Rogers.

FRANKLIN #57 Honesty & Integrity Awards The Lodge selected three high school juniors from our

FRANKLIN #57 Honesty & Integrity Awards

The Lodge selected three high school juniors from our surrounding High Schools for the annual Honesty & Integrity Awards. Judge Cameron Simmons- City Judge Jeanerette was the guest speaker for the evening. This year recipients are Gabriella Darden of West St. Mary High; Nicole Crow of Franklin High and Aryn Yarber of Centerville High. Principals from Franklin and Centerville and the Assistant Principal of West St. Mary High were also in attendance.

Principal of West St. Mary High were also in attendance. L:R - Judge Simmons, Assistant Principal

L:R - Judge Simmons, Assistant Principal Evangline Butler-West St. Mary High, Gabriella Darden and W: Eugene F Aman-WM.

St. Mary High, Gabriella Darden and W: Eugene F Aman-WM. L:R - Principal Ty Bardett-Franklin High
St. Mary High, Gabriella Darden and W: Eugene F Aman-WM. L:R - Principal Ty Bardett-Franklin High

L:R - Principal Ty Bardett-Franklin High School, Nicole Crow, Judge Simmons and W:

Eugene F Aman-WM.

L:R - Judge Simmons, Principal Mike Galler- Centerville High, Aryn Yarber and W: Eugene F Aman-WM.

Centerville High, Aryn Yarber and W: Eugene F Aman-WM. W. H. BOOTH #380 Honesty & Integrity
Centerville High, Aryn Yarber and W: Eugene F Aman-WM. W. H. BOOTH #380 Honesty & Integrity

W. H. BOOTH #380 Honesty & Integrity Night

F Aman-WM. W. H. BOOTH #380 Honesty & Integrity Night L:R - Cadet Travenie James; M:

L:R - Cadet Travenie James; M: W: Bro Bruce Easterly-PGM; Lt Col David McGee; Cadet Cameron James and W: John Knox-Worshipful Master.

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W: John F Knox-WM asked Captain Shreve High JROTC Instructor, David McGee, to provide qualifying candidates for the annual Honesty and Integrity Award. Lieutenant Colonel (US Army-Ret) McGee selected Cadets Travenie James and Cameron James, The Cadets were accompanied by several members of their respective families, friends and church members. The Worshipful Master introduced M: W: Bro S Bruce Easterly-PGM, the guest speaker for the evening. M: W: Bro Easterly-PGM spoke eloquently on Masonic principles and the significance of honesty, integrity and upright morals within the Fraternity. The two Cadets were presented with their Certificates and monetary awards. W: John Knox-WM presented LtCol McGee a Certificate of Apprecia- tion on behalf of the Lodge for his participation in the successful evening.

the Lodge for his participation in the successful evening. CENTER #244 Honesty & Integrity Program Bogalusa

CENTER #244 Honesty & Integrity Program

evening. CENTER #244 Honesty & Integrity Program Bogalusa Mayor Charles Mizell; Williams P McCullough; Johnna

Bogalusa Mayor Charles Mizell; Williams P McCullough; Johnna Marie Hartzog; W: Ronald R Pittman-WM; Matthew Allen Hughes; Victoria Strickland and Jackie Dale Thomas-Director of Leadership Development & Student Activities Southeastern Louisiana University.

The Lodge, located in Bogalusa, helds its annual Honesty & Integrity cer- emony honoring four local high school students. Recipients were Willam P Mc- Cullough-Franklinton High, Johnna Marie Hartzog-Franklinton, Matthew Allen Hughes-Franklinton and Victoria Strickland-Bowling Green High. Several digni- taries were in attendance, including Jackie Dale Thomas-Director of Leadership Development-Southeastern University and Bogalusa Mayor Charles Mizell. State Senator Ben Nevers’ office provided certificates recognizing each student. Mayor Mizell presented each honoree with a certificate and pin on behalf of the City. W: Ronald R Pittman-WM with the assistance from Brother James E Cockrell, II-Senior Warden, made presentations of the Honesty and Integrity plaques on behalf of the Lodge. The evening’s entertainment was provided by Bogalusa musician Steve Ander- son. Dinner was catered by Chrissy’s.

Mt. MORIAH-QUITMAN #59 Achievement Award R: W: James H. Diggs, Jr.-DDGM 17th Masonic District presented

Mt. MORIAH-QUITMAN #59 Achievement Award

R: W: James H. Diggs, Jr.-DDGM 17th Masonic District presented the Grand Lodge Achievement Award to W: Bro Frank J. Heinrich, Worshipful Master for 2011.

L:R - W: Bro Frank Heinrich-PM and R: W:

James Diggs-DDGM

L:R - W: Bro Frank Heinrich-PM and R: W: James Diggs-DDGM ORPHAN’S FRIEND #185 Honesty &
L:R - W: Bro Frank Heinrich-PM and R: W: James Diggs-DDGM ORPHAN’S FRIEND #185 Honesty &

ORPHAN’S FRIEND #185 Honesty & Integrity Program

ORPHAN’S FRIEND #185 Honesty & Integrity Program L:R - Tracy Beard, Hals Beard, Maggie Beard, Brian

L:R - Tracy Beard, Hals Beard, Maggie Beard, Brian Dupont, Brock Dupont and W: David J Socia- Worshipful Master.

The Lodge, located in Morrow, honored two outstanding students with the Honesty and Integrity Award. Maggie Celeste Beard and Brock Allen Dupont were the recipients. Maggie, a student at Beau Chene High in Arnaudville, is the daughter of Hals and Tracy Beard. Brock, a student at St. Joseph School in Plaucheville, is the son of Brian and Shannon Dupont. After a great meal, prepared by Lodge members and their ladies, Reverend Bro Charles Marceaux, pastor of Big Cane Baptist Church, encouraged the students to continue their path of honesty and integrity into adulthood. Entertainment for the evening was provided by Bro Roy “Buddy” Baker, pas- tor of Calvary Baptist Church in Opelousas.

LOUISIANA M/C CHAPTER Start a Local Chapter If you are interested in becoming a member

LOUISIANA M/C CHAPTER Start a Local Chapter

If you are interested in becoming a member of Louisiana Mason Motor- cycle Chapter or start one in your area, contact W: Bro Tony Pohlmann:

tonypohlmann@bellsouth.net

contact W: Bro Tony Pohlmann: tonypohlmann@bellsouth.net FORDOCHE #292 Honesty & Integrity Night The Lodge,
contact W: Bro Tony Pohlmann: tonypohlmann@bellsouth.net FORDOCHE #292 Honesty & Integrity Night The Lodge,

FORDOCHE #292 Honesty & Integrity Night

The Lodge, located in Maringuoin, presented two students with the Honesty and Integrity Award. Those honored were Rebecca Pearce of Flase River Acad- emy and Nathan Bossier, who attends Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts. After a wonderful meal, provided for the family and friends of the recipients, W: Hugh T. “Tom” Pirie-PM WM welcomed everyone in attendance. The guest speaker for the evening was Sergeant Rene Thibodeaux with the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Thibodeaux spoke on the important qualities of hon- esty and integrity, for which the students were recognized.

esty and integrity, for which the students were recognized. L:R - Sgt. Rene` Thibodeaux, Rebecca Pearce,

L:R - Sgt. Rene` Thibodeaux, Rebecca Pearce, W: Tom Pirie-WM, Nathan Bossier and W: Bro Mike Atkinson.

W: Tom Pirie-WM, Nathan Bossier and W: Bro Mike Atkinson. BROADMOOR #432 Achievement Award R: W:

BROADMOOR #432 Achievement Award

R: W: Ken Fuller-DDGM 1st District presented W: Bro Robert Clark with his 2011 Achievement Award during a regu- lar meeting at the Lodge. The picture at right shows (L:R) W: Bro Bob Clark, W: Kurt Rensink-WM and R: W: Ken Fuller-DDGM.

meeting at the Lodge. The picture at right shows (L:R) W: Bro Bob Clark, W: Kurt
PHOENIX #38 Award Night Phoenix Lodge, located in Natchi - toches, held its annual award

PHOENIX #38

Award Night

Phoenix Lodge, located in Natchi- toches, held its annual award program to recognize new 25 and 50 Year Mem- berships and to present the Fidelity Award to one of its beloved members. W: Robert D Waddle-Worshipful Master presented the Fidelity Award to Brother Elliott W. “Dub” Robertson. Brother Dub has been a member for 64 years. Accompanying Brother Robert- son was his wife, Dot. The Worshipful Master presented Brother Paul Barron with his 25 Year Membership Award. Brother James Edmund Reichel, a faithful member of the Lodge, was pre- sented a 50 Year Membership Certifi- cate, lapel pin and credentials.

Year Membership Certifi - cate, lapel pin and credentials. L:R - Dot Robertson looks on as
Year Membership Certifi - cate, lapel pin and credentials. L:R - Dot Robertson looks on as

L:R - Dot Robertson looks on as Brother “Dub” Robertson accepts his Fidelity Award from and W: Doyle Waddle-Worshipful Master.

Fidelity Award from and W: Doyle Waddle-Worshipful Master. Bro James Reichel accepts his 50-Year Mem- bership

Bro James Reichel accepts his 50-Year Mem- bership Certificate from W: Doyle Waddle- Worshipful Master.

L:R - Bro Doyle Waddle receives his 25-Year Membership Certificate from W: Doyle Waddle.

his 25-Year Membership Certificate from W: Doyle Waddle. 19th MASONIC DISTRICT Traveling Gavel Award During the

19th MASONIC DISTRICT Traveling Gavel Award

During the 19th District Lodge meet- ing, hosted by Hurd Merrill #454, in Livingston, St. Helena Lodge #96 was recognized with the attendance honor. St. Helena received the Traveling Gavel for its efforts. The District Lodge was honored to have M: W: Frank N duTreil, Grand Master in attendance.

to have M: W: Frank N duTreil, Grand Master in attendance. L:R - W: Bro Edgar

L:R - W: Bro Edgar B Robertson, W: Bro E. Wendall Miller, W: Charles Coburn-WM, W:

Bro James D Rabalais and M: W: Frank duTreil- Grand Master.

ASHLAND #196 Membership Milestones L:R - Front Row: W: Fred M. Sullivan-PM WM, W: Bro

ASHLAND #196 Membership Milestones

ASHLAND #196 Membership Milestones L:R - Front Row: W: Fred M. Sullivan-PM WM, W: Bro Brooks

L:R - Front Row: W: Fred M. Sullivan-PM WM, W: Bro Brooks W. Powell, Bro J Hartwell Fair and Bro Michael R. Coffey L:R - Back Row: W: Bro Chris W. Robinette, Bro Kerry B. Robinette and W: Bro Kevin R. Robinette.

The Lodge presented 25 and 50 Year Membership Certificates to seven of its members. Receiving 25 Year Certificates were W: Bro Chris Robinette, W: Bro Kevin Robinette and Bro Kerry Robinette. 50 Year Certificates, lapel pins and credentials were given to Bro Hartwell Fair, Bro Michael Coffey and W: Bro Brooks Powell.

Hartwell Fair, Bro Michael Coffey and W: Bro Brooks Powell. JOPPA #362 Certificate of Proficiency L:R

JOPPA #362 Certificate of Proficiency

W: Bro Brooks Powell. JOPPA #362 Certificate of Proficiency L:R - R: W: Kenneth R Fuller-DDGM

L:R - R: W: Kenneth R Fuller-DDGM 1st District, Bro Stuart Covington, W: Bro James Covington and W: Bro Robert Bazzell-DGL.

Brother J. Stuart Covington was raised a Master Mason on July 15, 2011. Brother Covington’s first order of business was to become proficient in our work. In March of this year, Brother Covington passed the requirements for a Certificate of Proficiency by W: Bro Robert E Bazzell-DGL 1st Masonic District. During a Stated Communication in April, W: Bro Bazzell presented Bro Covington with his Certficate and first proficiency card. Stuart’s father, W: Bro James Covington, also a Certificate hold was on hand for the presentations.

LAROSE SHRINE CLUB Car Show Gros-Guidry VFW Post 8538 wanted to hold a Car Show
LAROSE SHRINE CLUB Car Show Gros-Guidry VFW Post 8538 wanted to hold a Car Show
LAROSE SHRINE CLUB Car Show Gros-Guidry VFW Post 8538 wanted to hold a Car Show

LAROSE SHRINE CLUB Car Show

LAROSE SHRINE CLUB Car Show Gros-Guidry VFW Post 8538 wanted to hold a Car Show and

Gros-Guidry VFW Post 8538 wanted to hold a Car Show and turned to Larose Shrine Club, based on their past success with events such as Car Shows. The event went off extremely well for this being the first. The Larose Shriner’s do- nated the Gate dollars back to the VFW. Shown above, left to right are Russell Danos, Wade Dufrene, P.E. Gilligan, Charles Breaux, Marylin Pepper, Gerald Breaux, John Turchin and Greg Badeaux.

Pepper, Gerald Breaux, John Turchin and Greg Badeaux. P E R F E C T U

PERFECT UNION #1 Visitor

P E R F E C T U N I O N # 1 Visitor L:R

L:R - Christopher J Landry-Senior Warden, W:

Martin J. Reinschmidt-PM WM, Bro Samuel Lane and Joseph A. Catalanotto-Junior Warden

Masonry is recognized around the world for its long lasting order, com- mitment to the fraternity and each oth- er. This was apparent when the lodge had a special visitor from Australia! Bro. Samuel Lane, from Sir Wylie Norman Lodge #79 in Brisbane Aus- tralia came to us by way of chance. Bro Lane was here as part of a Rugby tournament traveling the U.S. The Brethren at Perfect Union were as accommodating as if fam- ily had shown up!! Although some of our work was different than that with which he practices, English Rite, he enjoyed the night and vowed to stay in contact.

DOMINIQUE YOU #468 ANDREW JACKSON #428 St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Jorge Vargas received a

DOMINIQUE YOU #468 ANDREW JACKSON #428

St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Jorge Vargas received a special recogni- tion award from two Lodges in the parish for saving a man’s life in a medical emergency. Andrew Jackson Lodge, in Arabi, and the Dominique You Lodge,

in eastern St. Bernard, presented the award. Vargas, a 4-year veteran of the Sher- iff’s Office, graduating last year as a certified emergency medical technician, performed CPR on a Chalmette man who had collapsed, had no pulse and was turning blue. Vargas’ actions kept the man alive until a defibrilator was used to regulate the victim’s heart rhythm. The victim survived. Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Canepa, who was second to arrive on the scene and assisted Vargas, is a member of the Dominique You Lodge and was part of the award ceremony. Sheriff James Pohlmann congratulated the two deputies, say-

ing, “It’s not often you have the chance to save someone’s

You make me

proud and the department and the parish proud.’’ He also thanked the Lodges for recognizing first-responders.

He also thanked the Lodges for recognizing first-responders. L:R - W: Michael J. Meitin-Worshipful Master Doninique

L:R - W: Michael J. Meitin-Worshipful Master Doninique You, Brother Brian Canepa, Deputy Jorge Vargas, Sheriff James Pohlmann, Chief Deputy Sheriff Richard Baumy and W: Manuel R. Alfonso- PM Worshipful Matter Anderw Jackson.

James Pohlmann, Chief Deputy Sheriff Richard Baumy and W: Manuel R. Alfonso- PM Worshipful Matter Anderw
KNIGHT TEMPLARS Holy Land Sponsorship Pastor Andy Tribe of East Bayou Church, Youngsville was sponsored

KNIGHT TEMPLARS Holy Land Sponsorship

KNIGHT TEMPLARS Holy Land Sponsorship Pastor Andy Tribe of East Bayou Church, Youngsville was sponsored by

Pastor Andy Tribe of East Bayou Church, Youngsville was sponsored by the York Rite Masons of Louisiana for a Holy Land pilgrimage, The picture above shows Kenneth Dodson, Past Right Eminent Grand Commander Keith Powell, Pastor Andy Tribe, David McCoy and Charles Bertrand

Powell, Pastor Andy Tribe, David McCoy and Charles Bertrand M O O R I N G
Powell, Pastor Andy Tribe, David McCoy and Charles Bertrand M O O R I N G

MOORINGSPORT #342 In February, Mooringsport Lodge

celebrated 100 Years since being Char- tered on February 7, 1911. The Lodge was organized in April 1910 and meets on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of every month at their historic building on Caddo Lake in Mooringsport. M:W: B J “Bev” Guillot-Grand Master, R: W: H Edward Durham- Grand Senior Warden and R: W: Hoyt S Hooper-DDGM 1st District were in attendance to help the lodge celebrate their milestone. M:W: Guillot presented the Anniver- sary Plaque from the Grand Lodge to W:

James T Moore-PM Worshipful Master.

L:R - W: James T Moore- PM WM and M: W:

100th Anniversary

to W: James T Moore-PM Worshipful Master. L:R - W: James T Moore- PM WM and

Bev Guillot-GM

R F McGUIRE #209 New Master Mason W: Bro Todd W Dixon (far left) assists

R F McGUIRE #209 New Master Mason

R F McGUIRE #209 New Master Mason W: Bro Todd W Dixon (far left) assists W:

W: Bro Todd W Dixon (far left) assists W: John E. R. “Ed” Avants-Worshipful Master (far right) in presenting newly raised Master Masons Bro Caleb Smith (L) and Bro Kenneth Stamey (R) with their Louisiana Mason Motorcycle patches.

Stamey (R) with their Louisiana Mason Motorcycle patches. DEE A STRICKLAND CHAPTER DeMolay Installation Front Row

DEE A STRICKLAND CHAPTER DeMolay Installation

patches. DEE A STRICKLAND CHAPTER DeMolay Installation Front Row L:R - Daniel Hodges, Chapter Sweetheart Terra

Front Row L:R - Daniel Hodges, Chapter Sweetheart Terra Hinton, Master Counselor Tyler Hort- man and Billy Pratt. Middle Row L:R - Matthew Hodges, Kyle Cook, Past Master Counselor, Ethan Adams, Past Master Counselor, Cade Clifton Back Row L:R - Dad Nick Auck-State Executive Officer, Anthony Fabio-Past Master Counselor, and Dad Scotty Adams-Chapter Dad.

CENTRAL #442 Membership Milestones L:R - Hilton Davis, M: W: Frank duTreil-GM and Roy Pierce.

CENTRAL #442 Membership Milestones

CENTRAL #442 Membership Milestones L:R - Hilton Davis, M: W: Frank duTreil-GM and Roy Pierce. A

L:R - Hilton Davis, M: W: Frank duTreil-GM and Roy Pierce.

L:R - Hilton Davis, M: W: Frank duTreil-GM and Roy Pierce. A special meeting was held

A special meeting was held to honor Past Masters of the Lodge and to pres- ent awards to members who achieved 25 and 50 years as Masons. M: W:

Frank N. du Treil, Jr.-Grand Master was the keynote speaker. The Grand Master was accompanied by several members of his Official Family. Bro Hilton Davis received a 50 Year Membership Certificate, lapel pin, and credentials. Bro Roy Pierce was pre- sented with his 25 Year Membership Certificate. The Grand Master completed his remarks by reminding everyone of the support their wives give to Masons in all their activities across the state.

give to Masons in all their activities across the state. Past Masters L:R - Geral Sildes,

Past Masters L:R - Geral Sildes, Randolph May, M: W: Bro Harold Ballard-PGM, M: W: Frank duTreil-GM, James Esch, Al Cutrer, L W Alexander, David James and Paul Lawrence. Back Row L:R - W: Robert Lee-Worshipful Master and Guy Jenkins.

Row L:R - W: Robert Lee-Worshipful Master and Guy Jenkins. ETOILE POLAIRE #01 Past Master presentation

ETOILE POLAIRE #01 Past Master presentation

During a Stated Communication of the Lodge, W: Troy J. Gainey-Wor- shipful Master took the opportunity to present W: Bro Quentin J. “Joe” Buras with a Past Master’s Apron.

L:R - W: Bro Joe Buras and W: Troy Gainey-WM

to present W: Bro Quentin J. “Joe” Buras with a Past Master’s Apron. L:R - W:
SHREVEPORT DEMOLAY Meeting a Need At the Grand Assembly for the In - ternational Order

SHREVEPORT DEMOLAY Meeting a Need

At the Grand Assembly for the In- ternational Order of the Rainbow for Girls, the young men of the Interna- tional Order of DeMolay were on hand to escort the officers at the "Gathering at the Castle of Emerald Isle" Grand Officers banquet. The boys currently belong to Dr Dee A Strickland Chapter # 19003 in Monroe, while their Chap- ter in Shreveport is being reorganized.

while their Chap - ter in Shreveport is being reorganized. L:R - Daniel Hodges-Junior Deacon, Shirley

L:R - Daniel Hodges-Junior Deacon, Shirley Boone-Worthy Grand Matron OES, Billy Pratt-Senior Steward, Matthew Hodges-Junior Steward and Anthony Fabio-Past State Senior Councilor, Past Master Councilor Shreveport Chapter DeMolay

Councilor, Past Master Councilor Shreveport Chapter DeMolay L:R - Amber Rae Hodges-Faith IORG Temple Assembly #87

L:R - Amber Rae Hodges-Faith IORG Temple Assembly #87 Grand Page to the GrandWorthy Advisor, Daniel Hodges, M: W: Frank N duTreil-Grand Master, Billy Pratt, Matthew Hodges and Anthony Fabio. Not Shown: Jonathan Keeling-Senior Councilor DeMolay Escort.

St. JAMES #47 Special Visitor The Lodge was privileged to host a visit from R:W:

St. JAMES #47 Special Visitor

The Lodge was privileged to host a visit from R:W: Charles P Uhle, Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of New York. Bro Uhle's father was raised at St James lodge in 1929 and was a 50 year member, maintaining his membership even after moving to New York to farm and raise a family. R:W: Uhle was accompanied on his visit by his good friend, Bro Robert Hogan, Master of Shekomeko Lodge. R:W: Bro Uhle shared with the lodge his father's masonic history, the impor- tance of Masonry in his father's life and the love his father always held for St James. Bro Uhle recently reached his 25 year membership milestone, and now proudly wears his father's 25-year pin. In one of those fortunate intersections of life St James was conferring a Master Mason degree on the same night and RW Bro Uhle was able to sit in his father's lodge and witness a new Mason being raised in the same manner as his father had been 83 years ago.

in the same manner as his father had been 83 years ago. L:R - Charles P

L:R - Charles P Uhle, W: Turhan Ak-Worshipful Master and Robert Hogan

P Uhle, W: Turhan Ak-Worshipful Master and Robert Hogan SPRING CREEK #184 Past Master presentation The

SPRING CREEK #184 Past Master presentation

The Lodge was honored to receive M: W: Frank N duTreil-GM and mem- bers of his Official Family. The Grand Master took the opportu- nity to present W: Bro Avery W Rohner with his Past Master’s Apron.

W: Bro Avery W Rohner with his Past Master’s Apron. L:R - M: W: Frank duTreil-GM,
W: Bro Avery W Rohner with his Past Master’s Apron. L:R - M: W: Frank duTreil-GM,

L:R - M: W: Frank duTreil-GM, W: Bro Avery Rohner-PM and M: W: Bro B J Guillot-PGM.

LITTLE FLOCK #236 Special Visitor L:R - M: W: Bro Ron Mitchum-PGM South Carolina, W:

LITTLE FLOCK #236 Special Visitor

LITTLE FLOCK #236 Special Visitor L:R - M: W: Bro Ron Mitchum-PGM South Carolina, W: Bro
LITTLE FLOCK #236 Special Visitor L:R - M: W: Bro Ron Mitchum-PGM South Carolina, W: Bro

L:R - M: W: Bro Ron Mitchum-PGM South Carolina, W: Bro Junior Lebeouf and W: John Burns-PM WM.

Little Flock Lodge, Negreet, received a most distinguished visitor; M:W: Ron- ald C. Mitchum, PGM of the Grand Lodge of South Carolina. M:W: Bro Mitchum is no stranger to Louisiana Masons, he has attended 12 of the last 13 Grand Lodge sessions. M:W: Bro. Ron, and his wife Sue, have become a part of our Louisiana Masonic Family. M:W: Bro. Mitchum had indicated he would like to attend a Lodge meeting with W: Bro Junior Lebeouf and M:W: Bro. “Jeff” Webb, both members of Little Flock. M:W: Bro. Mitchum was the house guest of M:W: Bro. Webb. After a visit to Bro. Lebeouf’s home, all attended Lodge together where M:W: Bro Mit- chum was presented with Honorary Membership in the Lodge. Due to a conflict- ing schedule, M:W: Bro Mitchum had been unable to attend our “Bicentennial Celebration”, so, he was presented with a Bicentennial Coin, Bicentennial Wine Glass and Napkin, a gift sent from our M:W: Frank N. duTreil, Jr.-GM. M:W: Bro. Mitchum reciprocated with gifts to Bro. Webb, Bro. Lebeouf, and Little Flock Lodge. Presented were hand cast stones from the old Grand Lodge of South Carolina, Masonic Square & Compasses Posters, and his Grand Master lapel pins. The food and fellowship was fantastic and we look forward to seeing M:W:

Bro. Mitchum at our next Grand Lodge session.

L:R - M: W: Bro Ron Mitchum-PGM and M: W:

Bro J F “Jeff” Webb-PGM

Bro. Mitchum at our next Grand Lodge session. L:R - M: W: Bro Ron Mitchum-PGM and
Bro. Mitchum at our next Grand Lodge session. L:R - M: W: Bro Ron Mitchum-PGM and
MITCHELL #252 Past Masters Night The Lodge held its annual Past Masters event and was

MITCHELL #252 Past Masters Night

The Lodge held its annual Past Masters event and was honored to have eleven Past Masters in attendance. W:

Troy E Parker-Worshipful Master took the opportunity to present Brother Ber- nard Bossier with his 50 Year Certifi- cate, lapel pin and credentials.

with his 50 Year Certifi - cate, lapel pin and credentials. Past Masters Front Row L:R
with his 50 Year Certifi - cate, lapel pin and credentials. Past Masters Front Row L:R

Past Masters Front Row L:R - Earl Nesom, W:

Troy Parker-WM, William Ryals, Loye Nichols, Bob Palmer and Andrew Bing Back Row L:R - Wilbur H “Sonny” Farrar, Paul Burnitt, Preston Lane and Edward Burnitt.

Farrar, Paul Burnitt, Preston Lane and Edward Burnitt. L:R -WL Troy Parker-WM, Bernard Bossier and W:

L:R -WL Troy Parker-WM, Bernard Bossier and W: Bro Andrew Bing

-WL Troy Parker-WM, Bernard Bossier and W: Bro Andrew Bing St. JAMES #47 New Master Masons

St. JAMES #47 New Master Masons

17 members and 11 guests gathered at St. James Lodge to raise four new Mas- ter Masons. Brothers William Robert Gore, Walter Richard Krousel III, Joseph Daniel Price, and Marcus Wayne Carpenter (a member of Milford Lodge #117) received the third degree, with the second section being communicated in full regalia. Special guests in attendance included Bro Gore's grandfather, Bro Bob Gavin, who came to visit from Andrew Jackson Lodge #2 in Natchez Mississippi to help raise his grandson, and Bro Harold Carpenter from New River Lodge #402, who was on hand to raise his brother and present him with their father's masonic ring.

and present him with their father's masonic ring. L:R - Robert Gore, W: Bro Stephen Selby,

L:R - Robert Gore, W: Bro Stephen Selby, Walter Richard Krousel III, W: Bro Frank Dedman, Joseph Daniel Price and Marcus Wayne Carpenter

JOPPA #362 New Master Masons Front Row L:R - Kent Martin, W: Bro Mike Martin,

JOPPA #362 New Master Masons

JOPPA #362 New Master Masons Front Row L:R - Kent Martin, W: Bro Mike Martin, Ronald

Front Row L:R - Kent Martin, W: Bro Mike Martin, Ronald Jones, Troy Jones and Bill Jennings. Back Row L:R - Jerry Mullins-SW, R: W: Ken Fuller-DDGM and W: Bro John Adams.

During a Special Communication with 21 members and 15 visitors in atten- dance, the Lodge conferred the Master Mason Degree on three new Masons. Kent Michael Martin, Troy Jarred Jones and George William Jennings, a member of Fair Park #436 received the third Masonic degree. The evenging was made even more special with having Kent Martin’s father, W: Bro Michael W Martin and Troy Jones’s father, Bro Ronald D Jones assisting with the degree. Several members of Fair Park Lodge were also in attendance to be a part of raising Brother Jennings, their candidate.

to be a part of raising Brother Jennings, their candidate. GREENWOOD #409 50 Year M ilestones

GREENWOOD #409 50 Year M ilestones

their candidate. GREENWOOD #409 50 Year M ilestones L:R - W: John T Adams-PM WM, Anita

L:R - W: John T Adams-PM WM, Anita Russell, Bro Jimmy Russell (50-Year Recipient), W: Bro Robert E Bazzell-DGL (50 Year Recipient), Sandra Bazzell, Karen Nyman and R: W: Kenneth R Fuller-DDGM

MILFORD #117 Donation The Grand Master attended Milford Lodge, located in Baton Rouge, and was

MILFORD #117 Donation

The Grand Master attended Milford Lodge, located in Baton Rouge, and was surprised with two donations. One was directed toward our Dyslexia Training Program and another for the Shrine Hospital in Shreveport. Louisiana Friends Against Childhood Cancer, in conjunction with Milford Lodge provided a $7,250.00 donation, to be used at the hospital. Given the size of the donation, M: W: Frank N duTreil, GM made the decision to personally deliver the check to the hospital in Shreveport. On Tuesday, following the weekend of the Shreveport Shrine Hospital’s 90th Anniversary Celebration, the Grand Master was greeted by Ms. Gail Raines-Di- rector of Patient Care, El Karubah’s Divan, R: W: H Edward Durham-DGM and member of the Board of Governors for the hospital and several members from local media outlets. After the presentation, M: W: duTreil with his Lady Roxanne, were taken on a tour of the facility; led by Fred Gregory-Potentate El Karubah Shrine Temple. Afterward, the assembly gathered in the private dining hall for a wonderful lunch. Accolades belong to the brethren of Milford Lodge for their generosity.

to the brethren of Milford Lodge for their generosity. L:R - R: W: Ed Durham-DGM, Gail

L:R - R: W: Ed Durham-DGM, Gail Raines-Director of Patient Care, M: W: Frank duTreil-GM and W : B r o

their generosity. L:R - R: W: Ed Durham-DGM, Gail Raines-Director of Patient Care, M: W: Frank
their generosity. L:R - R: W: Ed Durham-DGM, Gail Raines-Director of Patient Care, M: W: Frank
HAUGHTON #95 New Master Masons Front Row L:R - New Master Masons William Huges, Jonathon

HAUGHTON #95 New Master Masons

HAUGHTON #95 New Master Masons Front Row L:R - New Master Masons William Huges, Jonathon Stiles

Front Row L:R - New Master Masons William Huges, Jonathon Stiles and Jason Hurley are sur- rounded by members of Plain Dealing, Haughton and the Scottish Rite Master Mason Degree Team.

Haughton Lodge and Plain Dealing Lodge conferred the Master Mason Degree on three candidates. Jason Hurley of Haughton Lodge and William Hughes and Jonathon Stiles, of Plain Dealing are the lodges newest members. Assisting in the degrees were members of the Scottish Rite Degree Master Mason Degree Team. All members and visitors enjoyed breakfast and lunch provided by the members of Haughton Lodge.

and lunch provided by the members of Haughton Lodge. 4th MASONIC DISTRICT Open Air Degree Lodges

4th MASONIC DISTRICT Open Air Degree

of Haughton Lodge. 4th MASONIC DISTRICT Open Air Degree Lodges from 4th District conferred an Open

Lodges from 4th District conferred an Open Air Master Mason Degree at Fort Beauregard, in Harrisonburg. Columbia Lodge hosted the event with assistance from Keystone, Ferriday and T B Gilbert Lodges. The Degree Team was led by Winnsboro Lodge. Open air degrees were conferred on The Hill for many years beginning in the 1950's through the 1980's. The District re-instituted the open air degrees in 2008 and have conferred degrees annually for the past five years.

LIVONIA #220 FORDOCHE #292 Veterans Home Livonia and Fordoche Lodges gathered to provide the residents

LIVONIA #220 FORDOCHE #292 Veterans Home

Livonia and Fordoche Lodges gathered to provide the residents of the Louisi- ana War Veterans Home-Jackson with a barbeque chicken dinner and fellowship. Those in attendance to help were Judi and Mike Vaccaro, Joe Moses, Marshall R. Moses, Jr., Charles Labatut, Gene Vincent, Jay Saizan, Hunter Saizan, Larry Bossier, Al Shows, Andy Danko, Gilbert Eaves, Emalie and Bennet David, Mike Atkinson, and Tom and Karen Pirie. Special thanks go to Sheriff Mike Caze of West Baton Rouge Parish for the use of his barbeque pit and to Langlois's Grocery of New Roads for the help and preparation of the chicken. Without the effort of all involved, this day would not have been possible. The brethren are shown in the photograph below.

possible. The brethren are shown in the photograph below. MOORINGSPORT #342 Traveling Gavel Award During a
possible. The brethren are shown in the photograph below. MOORINGSPORT #342 Traveling Gavel Award During a

MOORINGSPORT #342 Traveling Gavel Award

photograph below. MOORINGSPORT #342 Traveling Gavel Award During a 1st District Lodge meeting, Mooringsport was

During a 1st District Lodge meeting, Mooringsport was awarded the Travel- ing Gavel for greatest percentage of members present. This is a new milestone for the Lodge as they had never won in the past. Shown above is W: Bro Vernon Jennings-PM Chaplain, W: Bro Charles Stokes-PM Sec’y, W: Bro John Hickman- PM Treasurer, W: Bro Raymond Whatley-PM Junior Deacon, W: James Moore- PM WM and R: W: Ken Fuller-DDGM 1st District.

St. JAMES #47 Flag Day W: Turhan Ak with BSA Troop 505 The Lodge welcomed

St. JAMES #47 Flag Day

St. JAMES #47 Flag Day W: Turhan Ak with BSA Troop 505 The Lodge welcomed Istrouma

W: Turhan Ak with BSA Troop 505

The Lodge welcomed Istrouma Boy Scout Troop 505, their parents and troop leaders, along with members of the Audubon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to an open meeting for a tribute to the American Flag. The DAR presented everyone with miniature American flags and pins. W: Bro David Dodge presented a history of the variation of flags that have been flown by America during its history. As he described each flag a member of the Troop 505 color guard presented the flag to the lodge.

the Troop 505 color guard presented the flag to the lodge. FRANKLIN #57 Brittany Project JEANERETTE

FRANKLIN #57 Brittany Project

JEANERETTE #255 LAFAYETTE #87

DORIC #205

Four Lodges joined forces to raise funds for a recreational facility (Brit- tany Project) near Franklin.

recreational facility (Brit - tany Project) near Franklin. W: Bro Blaise Smith and Bro Ronald Williams
recreational facility (Brit - tany Project) near Franklin. W: Bro Blaise Smith and Bro Ronald Williams

W: Bro Blaise Smith and Bro Ronald Williams cooking three hogs.

Bro Blaise Smith and Bro Ronald Williams cooking three hogs. W: Bro John Belanger “Cracklin King”

W: Bro John Belanger “Cracklin King” Franklin & Jeanerette Lodges

of

W: Bro Kevin Justilian of Franklin, Doric and Lafayette Lodge serves the meal.

TERREBONNE FELLOWSHIP #481 Grand Master Visit M: W: Frank N duTreil-GM visited the Lodge and

TERREBONNE FELLOWSHIP #481 Grand Master Visit

M: W: Frank N duTreil-GM visited the Lodge and was immediately impressed to find a “Reserved for Grand Master” parking spot. Having an official space at the Lodge during his year was a flattering idea for the Grand Master. The thought was fleeting however; as the Grand Master passed by the Lodge the following day, only to find the space now read “Reserved for the Secretary”. Several members of M: W: duTreil’s Official Family were in attendance during the meeting.

Official Family were in attendance during the meeting. Back Row L:R - W: Bro Gary Bergeron,

Back Row L:R - W: Bro Gary Bergeron, W: Bro James Premeaux-DGL 12th District, W: Ronny Dyson-WM, M: W: Frank duTreil-GM, Kimbal Bonner-Senior Warden, Charles Songe-Chaplain, Donald Gautreaux-Sec’y and Robert Hughes-Marshal. Front Row L:R - Mark Richards-Tyler, W: Bro Ralph Soignet, R: W: Wade Cheramie-DDGM 12th District, Doug Petitpain-Senior Deacon, Robert Bergeron-MofC, Jerry Cunningham-Senior Steward and Aaron Hebert-Junior Warden

Cunningham-Senior Steward and Aaron Hebert-Junior Warden M: W: Frank N. duTreil-Grand Master and his one evening

M: W: Frank N. duTreil-Grand Master and his one evening only parking spot.

Steward and Aaron Hebert-Junior Warden M: W: Frank N. duTreil-Grand Master and his one evening only
SPRINGHILL #348 100th Anniversary A Lodge of Master Masons was organized by Bro. Lofton and

SPRINGHILL #348 100th Anniversary

A Lodge of Master Masons was organized by Bro. Lofton and began conduct- ing business under dispensation on Friday evening February 24, 1911. It was of- ficially chartered by the Grand Lodge of the State of Louisiana on February 7, 1912. The Lodge met at the Woodman of the World building for $2.00 a month. 90 years later, it meets in its present building that was constructed in 2002. W: Garland Henson-WM, with the assistance from his entire Lodge Officer Line, welcomed M: W: Frank N duTreil-GM, Grand Lodge Officers, members, visitors and guests to the event that celebrates 100 Years of Springhill Lodge. W:

Bro Wayne King excellently handled the duties of Master of Ceremonies for the program. The detailed program included history of the lodge by quarter centuries, rec- ognition of those brethren that have passed to the Celestial Lodge, presentations of proclamations by the City of Springhill and Webster Parish Police Jury, all ac- companied with appropriate musical score. Several visitors, including M: W: duTreil-Grand Mater remarked how im- pressed they were with the program and the efforts of Springhill Lodge.

Front Row L:R - J. Shelton Mizell-Senior Stew- ard, Chad Darst-Senior Warden, M: W: Frank
Front Row L:R - J. Shelton Mizell-Senior Stew-
ard, Chad Darst-Senior Warden, M: W: Frank
duTreil-GM, W: Garland Henson-WM, W: Bro
Greg Richardson-PM Treasurer, W: Bro Billy
Hilburn-PM Marshal and Heath Harvey-Junior
Steward.
Back Row L:R - W: Bro Harley Thomas-PM
Senior Deacon, W: Bro Billy Sayers-PM Cha-
plian, David Sawyer-Junior Warden, W: Bro
Glenn Robertson-PM MofC and W: Bro Wayne
King-PM Junior Deacon
Robertson-PM MofC and W: Bro Wayne King-PM Junior Deacon L:R - J. Shelton Mizell-Senior Steward, W:

L:R - J. Shelton Mizell-Senior Steward, W: Bro Billy Ray-DGL 2nd District, Chad Darst-Senior

M: W: Framk N duTreil-Grand Master and W:

Garland Henson-Worshipful Master

Ray-DGL 2nd District, Chad Darst-Senior M: W: Framk N duTreil-Grand Master and W: Garland Henson-Worshipful Master
Different Kind Of Masons from The Old Tyler Talks - Carl Claudy am almost through!"

Different Kind Of Masons

from The Old Tyler Talks - Carl Claudy

am almost through!" The New Brother displayed a sheaf of cards to the Old Tiler. "Soon I will have joined them all and become every kind of Mason there is."

"What do you know about the kinds of Masons there are?" asked the Old Tiler, interested. "You have not been a Master Mason long enough to gain all that knowledge!" "That's not hard to gain with all the brethren poking petitions at you. There are Scottish Rite Masons and York Rite Masons and Templar Masons and Chapter Masons and Council Masons, and." "Oh!" The Old Tiler said, "I didn't understand. I thought you couldn't have learned yet." "Learned what? Are there some more kinds of Masons?" "Indeed, yes! Answered the Old Tiler. "A great many kinds. But, seven you haven't mentioned stand out more prominently than others." "

"You don't join these. You become one, or are made one, or grow into one of them. For instance, there is the "King Solomon Mason. He thinks that everything that Solomon did as a Mason is right and everything he didn't do is wrong. To him, Masonry was conceived, born and grew up in the shadow of King Solomon and every word of the legend is literally true, much like the man who refuses to believe the earth is round, because a verse in the Bible refers to the 'four corners of the earth!' The King Solomon Mason lives his Masonry according to his light; perhaps it's not his fault it is so dim.” "To the "Ritual Mason" the importance of Masonry is the form of its words. A good Mason in his belief is one who can repeat a lecture from end to end without a slip. A man may do battle, murder, or cause sudden death, commit arson or run away with a neighbor's wife; but if he knows his ritual letter perfect, it 'was all a mistake!' The man who doesn't know his ritual letter perfect is not, in this man's eyes, a good Mason; not though he give to charity with both hands and carry love for his fellowman in both head and heart.” "The "Practical Mason" looks at life from a utilitarian standpoint. He prefers electricity to candles for the Lesser Lights because they are simpler and prefers candles to electricity because they are cheaper. He thinks a choir is impractical because it produces nothing permanent and would rather spend the money for printed matter or a new carpet. He is at his best when raising money for a new temple and at his worst when asked to express himself upon the spirit of Masonry. His hand is in his pocket for charity, but never for entertainment. He is usually on the finance committee and recommends a budget in which rent and heat and light are bigger than relief.”

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continued from previous page Different Kind Of Masons: "The "Heart Mason" is the opposite. He

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"The "Heart Mason" is the opposite. He is full of impractical schemes. He wants to start a new temple which will never be built. He talks much of the Fa- therhood of God and the brotherhood of man, but is absent when the hat is passed and the committee on funds needs a few workers to go out and gather in. The heart Mason is the lodge sob-sister; he usually seconds any motion to spend any amount of money for flowers or to send a brother away for his health and always makes a

little tear-filled speech about the fatherless loved ones, even if the dear departed died a bachelor.” “The "Business Mason" belongs because he thinks it helps his job. He usually sits next to the solid business man in lodge and likes to tell people what he does.

If he is a Past Ma ter, he never comes to lodge on time, so that he can get a special

welcome at the Altar. His favorite speech is about the man who tried to advertise his business in lodge and how evil this was; in the speech he always mentions his own business. He wears an extra large sized pin and prints squares and compasses on his letterheads.” "We dominate another kind by the expressive term of "Belly Mason." He is most faithful in attendance at lodges where there may be a feed. He will cheer-

fully spend twenty cents car fare and a long evening to get a fifteen cent sandwich.

If there is to be a sit-down meal he will sit up all night to be on time. If the affair

is in another lodge and needs tickets, he will take time off from his job to hunt

a brother who has a ticket and doesn't want it. He usually manages to cross the

lodge room while the cigars are passed so he can dig into the box twice. If the crowd is small, he is the last man to get a smoke, so he can take all that are left. If the crowd is large, he is among the first, to make sure he doesn't get left.” "And then there is the "Regular Mason," the fellow who does his best with the time and brains he has. He is the great bulk of the fraternity. He pays the dues and fills the chairs and does the work. He is seldom a fine ritualist, but he is usually an earnest one. He is not very practical and would spend more than we have if it wasn't that he is too sentimental to permit the charity fund to be robbed. He passes the sandwiches and coffee, and if there is any left, he gets his; but he doesn't care so long as the evening is a success. He isn't a student, but something in the heart of Masonry has reached deep into his heart, and so he comes to lodge and does his best. He is not learned, but he is not stupid. He is not hidebound and yet he is conservative. He loves his lodge, but not so much he cannot see her faults. He is most of us." "And what class of Mason am I?" asked the New Brother, uneasily looking at his sheaf of cards. "You have cards enough to be considered a Mason for almost any reason," answered the Old Tiler. "But I'll take your word for it. What kind of Mason are you?" "I don't know for sure, but I know what kind I am never going to be!" answered the new Brother, putting his many cards away.

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